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The Guide to Emirates Skywards

Have you seen those photos of ridiculously blinged out airline seats? You know the ones: They often include flashy big screen TVs, popup minibars, digital windows and seats so big you could melt right into them. These luxurious cabins belong to Emirates, an international…
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Pandemic Puts Personal Finance on High School Agenda

Many of us don’t learn how to manage money until we’re faced with our first true financial decision, like renting an apartment, applying for a credit card or buying a car. But what if you learned about budgeting or credit scores in the low-stakes environment of a…
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Scam Alert: Avoid a Big Mistake in a New Job

If you’ve just started a new job, criminals may have you in their sights. You’re eager to make a good impression, want to be a team player and are unfamiliar with how things work at your new company. So when you get what appears to be an email from a manager or colleague…
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Best Medicare Advantage Plans in 2021

Medicare Advantage is an all-in-one alternative to Original Medicare that includes all the benefits of Original Medicare and often a few extras, such as dental and vision coverage. Medicare Advantage plans are offered by private insurers, and plan availability depends on…
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Business Umbrella Insurance: Who Should Get It?

Business umbrella insurance is an additional layer of protection for businesses. It sits on top of other insurance policies and helps protect businesses against catastrophic losses. The word “umbrella” might imply business umbrella insurance covers everything. This is a…
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BigCommerce Review for 2021

BigCommerce allows you to create, launch and manage your online store — all with no added transaction fees, unlimited products and unlimited staff accounts. Besides its three subscription plans, you can opt for its Enterprise solution to build a custom plan specifically…
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What Is a Utility Bill?

Utility bills aren’t the most glamorous expenses, but they can be significant, adding up to hundreds of dollars per month. Read on for utility bill examples, how you can save money on yours and what to do if you can’t pay. What is a utility bill? A utility bill is a…
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21 Tips for Starting a New Job + Checklist

Starting a new job? Chances are you already made a great impact on the hiring managers, but on your first day, it’s time to impress the whole team. First impressions are usually what people remember the most. In fact, 95 percent of people believe first impressions are…
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5 Ways to Make Your Money Work for You

Making your money work for you is an important step on the road to financial security and independence. Earning money by trading your time is important, but it’s just as important to find a way to make money without having to be actively involved. While you might dream…
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What Is a Digital Wallet and How Does It Work?

Contactless payment methods have been gaining popularity among both merchants and consumers, especially amid the pandemic. Digital wallets are one such method. They store your payment options, such as credit and debit cards, allowing you to conveniently use your smartphone…
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4 Common Debt Consolidation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

If you’ve amassed multiple forms of debt, like credit cards, medical bills or personal loans, you might be considering consolidating. Debt consolidation is when you combine your debts into one payment, usually with a consolidation loan. Not only does this simplify your…
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The Best Home Insurance in Pennsylvania for 2021

If you’re a homeowner in Pennsylvania, you’ll typically pay a lot less than the national average for home insurance. At an average of $801 per year, home insurance in Pennsylvania costs just more than half of the $1,585 national average. NerdWallet analyzed rates from 12…
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Making Financial Progress is Motivating

Setting goals is a crucial part of your journey as you work toward financial freedom. By setting goals tailored around your lifestyle, you can improve your financial habits, keep track of your financial progress, and identify expenses you can cut back down on, while making…
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5 Things to Know About the Oportun Credit Card

The Oportun Visa Credit Card, issued by WebBank, is one of just a handful of credit cards that can facilitate a path to credit for those with no credit history. It officially became available in most states as of August 2021, after a pilot period. As of this writing, the…
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5 Things to Know About the Surge Mastercard

The Surge Mastercard, issued by Celtic Bank, offers some qualities that may appeal to those seeking a second chance at building credit, but its fees far outweigh its benefits. It offers a pre-qualification process, the chance at a higher credit limit and it reports payments…
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6 Ways to Make Your Business More Agile

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic was disruptive for many small businesses. However, there are insights that can be drawn from this experience — and these could help your business survive the next challenge or capitalize on an unexpected opportunity. Business agility is…